Book captures stories of 80 Teochews and history of the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan

The English version of The Story of Singapore Teochews highlights 80 movers and shakers in Singapore's 700,000-strong Teochew community and will be launched on Jan 12, 2019.
The English version of The Story of Singapore Teochews highlights 80 movers and shakers in Singapore's 700,000-strong Teochew community and will be launched on Jan 12, 2019.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

SINGAPORE - An artist whose portrait of Singapore's first president is immortalised in currency notes and a centenarian who still goes to work daily are among 80 people highlighted in a new book.

The English version of The Story Of Singapore Teochews, to be launched on Jan 12, highlights 80 movers and shakers in Singapore's 700,000-strong Teochew community, the second-largest Chinese dialect group here after the Hokkiens.

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